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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Rhode Island Game Thread (1:00 PM, ESPN3)

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Rhode Island Rams (2-12, 0-0 A-10) vs. Boston College Eagles (5-8, 0-0 ACC)

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern
Date: Monday, January 2, 2012
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPN3
TV Announcers: John Rooke, Ron Perry
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College -3.5

Last Time Out: Boston College fell to Harvard 67-46 to move to 5-8 on the year.

Series: Boston College and Rhode Island have met 49 times. BC leads the all-time series 37-12.
Last Meeting: Rhode Island 67, Boston College 65 (December 29, 2010)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Rhode Island 80, Boston College 69 (December 13, 2009)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Rhode Island 67, Boston College 65 (December 29, 2010)
L - Rhode Island 80, Boston College 69 (December 13, 2009)
W - Boston College 76, Rhode Island 72 (November 21, 2007)
W - Boston College 86, Rhode Island 68 (November 25, 2006)
W - Boston College 78, Rhode Island 56 (December 31, 2005)

Trends: Rhode Island has lost nine of its last 10 games, but defeated James Madison 79-60 in the UCF Holiday Classic. BC has won seven of the last ten with the Rams, but URI has won each of the last two meetings. The Eagles are 16-5 against Rhode Island at home.

Rhode Island's 2010-2011 Record: 20-14 (9-7 A-10)

Rhode Island's Probable Starters:

G - Mike Powell (Fr.) - 5-11, 175 lbs., Chicago, Il. - 7.9 PPG, 3.6 APG, 2.9 RPG
G - T.J. Buchanan (Fr.) - 6-3, 195 lbs., Kalamazoo, Mi. - 3.6 PPG, 1.8 APG, 2.1 RPG
G - Andre Malone (So.) - 6-6, 210 lbs., Atlanta, Ga. - 4.7 PPG, 1.3 APG, 3.0 RPG
F - Orion Outerbridge (Sr.) - 6-9, 210 lbs., Boston, Ma. - 12.6 PPG, 0.5 APG, 6.6 RPG
F - Jonathan Holton (Fr.) - 6-9, 220 lbs., Miami, Fl. - 9.7 PPG, 0.9 APG, 6.5 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 4.8 PPG, 2.1 APG, 1.4 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Ill. - 9.8 PPG, 1.2 APG, 3.1 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 6.7 PPG, 0.9 APG, 2.7 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 8.8 PPG, 1.2 APG, 5.8 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.1 PPG, 0.8 APG, 5.2 RPG

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Go Eagles!